Proposition L

We are more than just books…


Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.

Neil Gaiman

With levy approval the library can:

  • Respond to growing community needs
  • Enhance library services and programs
  • Renovate aging facilities
  • Sustain and expand lifelong learning opportunities


ABOUT THE LIBRARY QUESTION

More than ever, the De Soto Public Library is central to the lives of the individuals, families, and communities it serves. From early childhood literacy to outreach for the elderly and disabled. From access to computers and the internet to civic and community engagement. On April 2nd, we are asking voters to authorize a 16-cent increase in the property tax based operating levy – the first such request in 28 years – to maintain and modernize facilities and sustain and enhance essential services.

The library is asking voters to authorize the first increase in its tax-based operating levy in 28 years.

THE NEED


The current level of funding, set in 1991, is no longer sufficient to sustain operations at the Library and the current level of on-site and online services they provide. Demand in the community is great, as reflected by the more than 70,000 visitors to the Library in 2017-18.

THE LIBRARY IMPACTS LIVES


LIBRARY QUESTION – Proposition L

APRIL 2ND BALLOT LANGUAGE

For the purpose of renovating aging library facilities, enhancing spaces, programming for children, seniors and families, expanding services, access to computers and collections to serve public demand, and for the general operation of public library, shall there be a tax increase of 0.1618 on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation over the present 0.1882 tax on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation, resulting in a total tax of 0.35 dollars on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation for the public library?

VOTER RESOURCES

Election Day: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

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VOTER REGISTRATION RESOURCES

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WHAT TO BRING TO THE POLLS

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  • A copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that contains the name and current address of the voter
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  • Other ID approved by the Secretary of State of Missouri
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